History of the Società Anonima di Navigazione Aerea – SANA (1925-1934)

By:       Rob Mulder For: With the flying boats Type Gs I and Type Gs II Claude Dornier showed the world that he was able to develop and construct a flying boat capable to cope severe circumstances in open sea. But the prohibition of the Entente implemented through the Treaty of Versailles of January 1920 made it impossible to construct the Gs I, neither Gs II nor its successors in Germany. As other German manufacturers Claude Dornier had to leave Germany and find suitable working conditions elsewhere. An Italian officer of the Inter-Allied Aeronautical Commission of Control - IAACC had...

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Rob J M Mulder Between the 1 August and 14 September 1919 the Eerste Luchtverkeer Tentoonstelling Amsterdam – ELTA (First Aviation Exhibition Amsterdam) was held. It was hailed as a great success: more than 100 aircraft participated and more than 500,000 spectators (some sources take about as many as 1,000,000) passed the gates. The French Captain Hirschauer wrote about the exhibition ’…since the air exhibition of Reims of 1909…never has an air show been as impressive as the ELTA’. After 90 years it is time to reflect and have a look at the Italian participation. Once the guns of the...

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Fleet list of Società Anonima di Navigazione Aerea – SANA (1925-1934)

Fleet list of Società Anonima di Navigazione Aerea - SANA (1925-1934) Abbreviations: b/u = Broken up Canx = cancelled from the register c/n = Constructor’s Number dbr = Destroyed beyond repair f.u. = Fate unknown In = Date aircraft was taken in use / or registered Regn = Registration wfu = Withdrawn from use   The company was formed on January 19, 1925 as a subsidiary of the Società Anonima Italiana Constrizioni Meccaniche - SAICM and the Banca Commerciale Italiano. Operated air service by Dornier flying boats across the Mediterranean and along the Italian coast. Taken over by the State-owned...

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